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This is a list of all enemy abilities from Final Fantasy IV.

Contents

# - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - R - S - T - U - V - W - Y - Z

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Enemy abilities Edit

A Edit

Name Description Enemy
Lifefont
(Suction)
(Absorb)
Restores HP equal to 33% of current HP. Black Knight, Satanite, Draculady, Zeromus EG
Alarm
(Alert)
Summons a monster into battle. Security Eye, Searcher
Atomic Blast
(Fission)
Deals damage equal to the user's current HP to the entire party, and kills the user. Optic Blaster

B Edit

Name Description Enemy
Bad Breath
(Breath)
Attempts to inflict all statuses on a single ally. Malboro, Great Malboro, Lunasaur
Barrier Shift Changes elemental weakness and resistances. Golbez
Beak
(Peck)
Inflicts Petrify. Helldiver, Cockatrice, Fledgling Rukh, Mist Eagle, Treant
Beam Inflicts damage equal to 1/10 of a character's max HP in the 2D version. Beam Cannon, Dr. Lugae, Searcher, Armor Construct (3D version)
Berserk
(Bersk)
Inflicts Berserk. Elder Treant, Brachioraidos
Big Bang Inflicts around 2,300 damage to the party and Sap. Zeromus, Zeromus EG
Binding Cold
(Hold Gas)
(Cursed Aura)
(Ice Bind)
Inflicts Paralyze to the party. 100% accuracy rate. Golbez
Bio
(Virus)
Moderate non-elemental damage and Sap. Zeromus, Deathmask, Lunasaur, Mindy, Golbez, Ghost Knight (3D version), Death Puppet, Brachioraidos
Black Fang
(Demolish)
(Blk.Fang)
Inflicts Death with 100% accuracy rate. Shadow Dragon
Black Hole
(Blk.Hole)
Removes Berserk, Float, Blink (2), Blink (1), Barrier, and Reflect from all allies. Zeromus, Brachioraidos, Zeromus EG
Blaster 50% chance of inflicting Paralyze or Death. Cait Sith, Coeurl, Coeurl Regina, Mist Kraken
Blaze Heavy Ice-elemental damage to the party. Chimera, Chimera Brain, Lunar Shiva, Silver Dragon, Death Machine, Zeromus EG, Ifrit, Bomb King, Clockwork Dragon
Blink The target automatically dodges the next two physical attacks targeted at them. Golden Toad
Thunderbolt
(Blitz)
Moderate Lightning-elemental damage to the party. Gold Dragon, Thunder Dragon, Lunar Ramuh, Ramuh, Fiend Dragon
Blizzara
(Ice2)
Moderate Ice-elemental damage. Leviathan, Zeromus EG, Golbez, Dark Elf, Mindy, Shiva
Blizzaga
(Ice3)
Heavy Ice-elemental damage. Lunar Shiva, Lunar Leviathan, Lunar Asura, Leviathan (3D version), Dark Sage
Bloodfeast
(Vampire)
(Blood Suck)
Minor non-elemental damage and drains HP from target. Also inflicts Sap. Abyss Worm, Apparition, Blood Bat, Blood Eye, Cave Bat, Echidna, Gigas Worm, Left Arm, Right Arm, Succubus, Vampire Bat, Vampiress
Break
(Stone)
Inflicts Petrify. Dark Sage, Brachioraidos

C Edit

Name Description Enemy
Chain Explosion
(Reaction)
Destroys all enemies. Used as a counter to a Lightning-elemental attack. Dark Grenade
Freezing Mist
(Cold Mist)
Used as a counter when in Mist form. Moderate Ice-elemental damage to the party. Mist Dragon, Lunar Dragon
Confuse Inflicts Confuse to one or all targets. Zemus's Malice, Brachioraidos
Constrict
(Entangle)
Inflicts Paralyze. Used as a counter. Gold Dragon, Hydra, Ettin Snake, Left Arm, Right Arm, Crystal Dragon, Lamia Queen, Lunar Leviathan
Pincers
(Counter)
(Counter Horn)
Used as a counter to all attacks except the Chocobo summon. Antlion

(Croak
Summons Bog Toads to the battle. Bog Witch
Crush
(Crash Down)
Inflicts Death with 100% accuracy. Demon Wall, Lunar Titan
Curaga
(Cure3)
Restores a great amount of HP to a single target. Deathmask, Lunar Asura, Asura, Mist Summoner
Curaja
(Cure4)
Restores an extreme amount of HP to a single target. Asura
Curse Inflicts Curse on a single target. When used by Apparition, targets the entire party. Scarmiglione, Dinozombie, Dark Knight, Satanite, Geryon, Apparition

D Edit

Name Description Enemy
Dark Breath
(D.Breath)
Moderate Fire-elemental damage to the party. Dark Dragon

(Vanish)
Used in Zeromus' script to kill self, name is not displayed during battle. Zeromus
Darkness
(Dummy)
(Dark)
(Dark Wave)
Deals damage to all characters in exchange of HP. Dark Knight
Death
(Fatal)
Attempts to inflict Death on a single ally. Dark Sage, Blood Eye, Proto Deathmask, Chaos Knight
Deluge
(Big Wave)
(Big Tsunami)
(Tidal Wave)
Inflicts non-elemental damage equal to 25% of the target's maximum HP. In the 3D version, this ability inflicts heavy Water-elemental damage to the party and has a chance of inflicting Death. Leviathan, Ogopogo, Zeromus EG, Lunar Leviathan
Bile
(Digest)
(Digestive Fluid)
(Digestive Acid)
Minor non-elemental damage and inflicts Sap. Malboro, Great Malboro
Divine Judgment Extreme non-elemental damage to the party. Proto-Babil

(Disrupt)
Removes Berserk, Float, Blink (2), Blink (1), and Barrier. This is used by Zeromus before Cecil uses the Crystal on it to reveal his true form. It is used when he massively shakes. This ability also resets the speed modifier to the default of 16. Zeromus
Doom
(Count)
Inflicts Doom on one ally or the entire party. Is Reflectable. Ahriman, Plague Horror, Zeromus EG, Great Malboro
Drain Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage on one target and transfers the damage as health to the user. Bloodbones, Succubus, Blood Eye, Zeromus EG, Golbez, Master Flan
Cursed Elegy
(DullSong)
(Cursed Song)
(Song of Curse)
Used as a counter to Fire-elemental attacks (Scarmiglione) or when hit by a physical attack during Countdown (Brachioraidos). Inflicts Slow to the party. Scarmiglione (Undead), Brachioraidos

E Edit

Name Description Enemy
Earthquake
(Quake)
Weaker version of the Quake spell. Alraune, Arachne, T-Rex, Zeromus EG, Lunar Titan, Titan, White Dragon
Electromagnetic Radiation
(Magnet)
(Electromagnetic Field)
(Magnetic Radiation)
Inflicts Stop. Used as a counter to Lightning-elemental attacks by Armor Constructs. Optic Blaster, Armor Construct.
Embrace
(Hug)
Inflicts Petrify. Also fully heals target before Petrify (except in the 3D version). Moonmaiden, Zeromus EG, Elite Soldier
Entice
(Charm)
(Lure)
Inflicts Confuse. Lamia, Lamia Queen, Flan Princess, Lamia Matriarch

F Edit

Name Description Enemy
Fira
(Fire2)
Moderate Fire-elemental damage. Zeromus EG, Rubicante, Lunar Ifrit, Golbez, Dark Elf, Mindy, Ifrit
Firaga
(Fire3)
Major Fire-elemental damage. Lunar Ifrit, Lunar Asura, Dark Sage, Bomb King
Fire
(Fire1)
Minor Fire-elemental damage. Tiny Mage
Flame
(Fire)
Inflicts major Fire elemental damage to the party. Death Machine, T-Rex, Zeromus EG, Lunasaur, Lunar Ifrit, Lunar Shiva, Ifrit, Clockwork Dragon
Flamethrower
(Emission)
(Flame Thrower)
Minor Fire-elemental damage to the party. Armored Fiend, Dr. Lugae
Flare
(Nuke
Extreme non-elemental damage to one target. Zeromus EG, Dark Bahamut, Zeromus, Deathmask, Master Flan, Proto Deathmask, Brachioraidos

G Edit

Name Description Enemy
Gaze
(Glance)
1/3 chance of either Confuse, Sleep, or Paralyze. In Lunar Titan's case, inflicts Gradual Petrify. Blood Eye, Lunar Titan
Glare
(Glance)
(Pupil)
Inflicts Confuse. Calcabrina, Vampiress, Catoblepas

H Edit

Name Description Enemy
Haste
(Fast)
Doubles the targets action speed. Plague Horror, Lunar Odin, Sorceress
Hatch Removes Egg status, causing the monster to take on its normal appearance and behavior. Mystery Egg
Heal
(Remedy)
(Restore)
Restores HP equal to 1/10 of max HP. Cagnazzo, Lunasaur, Dark Bahamut, Defense Node, Brachioraidos, Lunar Dragon, Lunar Asura, Proto Deathmask
Hex
(Whisper)
Inflicts Pig on an ally. Dark Elf, Li'l Murderer
Hold Inflicts Paralyze. Tiny Mage, Death Puppet
Holy
(White)
Heavy Holy-elemental damage. Deathmask, Lunar Odin, Proto Deathmask, Brachioraidos

I Edit

Name Description Enemy
Icestorm
(Blizzard)
(Snowstorm)
(Ice Storm)
Heavy Ice-elemental damage to one or more party members. Blue Dragon, Frostbeast, T-Rex, Lunar Shiva, Tiny Mage, Shiva
Inferno Heavy Fire-elemental damage. Rubicante, Geryon

J Edit

Name Description Enemy
Jump User leaves the screen for a short period of time, then deals physical damage to target. Dragoon

K Edit

Name Description Enemy
Kick Deals damage physical damage to all targets. Monk

L Edit

Name Description Enemy
Laser Non elemental damage based on user's current HP. Dr. Lugae, Death Machine
Leech Zeromus EG
Libra
(Peep)
(Scan)
View vital statistics of target. Zemus's Breath, Li'l Murderer
Light of Babil Inflicts extreme non-elemental damage to the party. Proto-Babil
Lightning
(Thunder)
Moderate Lightning-elemental damage. T-Rex, Zeromus EG, Lunar Ramuh, Geryon, Barbariccia, Ramuh, Crystal Dragon

M Edit

Name Description Enemy
Maelstrom
(Storm)
Reduces party's HP to single digits. Used as a counter by Behemoths to Holy-elemental attacks. Barbariccia (Elements), Behemoth, Brachioraidos, White Dragon, Lunar Leviathan, Geryon, Storm Dragon, Fiend Dragon
Mind Blast
(Blast)
Moderate non-elemental damage as well as Paralyze and Sap. Mindflayer, Zemus's Breath, Mist Kraken
Mini
(Size)
Inflicts and/or removes the Mini status. Zeromus EG, Lunar Asura
Megaflare
(MegaNuke)
(Mega Flare)
Extreme non-elemental damage to the party. Bahamut, Dark Bahamut, Brachioraidos, Lunar Bahamut
Meteor
(Meteo)
Heavy Holy-elemental damage to the party.
Heavy Non-elemental damage (3D version).
Zeromus

N Edit

Name Description Enemy
Needle Inflicts non-elemental damage. Ignores Protect status. Gatlinghog, Needlehog, Sword Rat
Ninth Dimension
(Disrupt)
(Dimension 9)
Inflicts Death. Is Reflectable. Trap Door

O Edit

Name Description Enemy
Object 199
(Globe 199)
(Number 199)
Inflicts extreme non-elemental damage to an ally. CPU, Brachioraidos, Proto-Babil, Death Machine, Lunar Asura
Osmose
(Psych)
(Asper)
Drains MP from target to restore own MP. Zeromus EG, Golbez, Tiny Mage, Dark Sage, Zeromus (3D version), Mist Kraken

P Edit

Name Description Enemy
Laser Barrage
(Maser)
(Laser)
(Piercing Laser)
Inflicts damage to the party equal to 1/10 of their max HP. Death Machine, Attack Node, Death Puppet
Gas
(Poison)
(Poison Gas)
Inflicts Poison and minor non-elemental damage to the party. Dr. Lugae, Geryon, Scarmiglione, Lunar Dragon
Poison Powder
(Powder)
(Cold Snap)
Non-elemental damage and Blind to party. Eyewing Moth, Hell Flapper, Gloomwing
Pollen Non-elemental damage and Sap on the party. Blood Flower, Mortblossom
Protect
(Armor)
Increases Defense. Asura (Advance and 3D only), Zemus's Malice, Platinum Toad, Iron Giant, Elite Soldier, Grudge Puppet

Q Edit

Name Description Enemy
Quake Major non-elemental damage to all non-floating targets. Titan

R Edit

Name Description Enemy
Raise
(Life1)
(Life)
Revives a KOed ally with minimum HP. Asura
Stone Touch
(Ray)
(Finger Tip)
Inflicts Gradual Petrify. Medusa, Gorgon, Barbariccia, Geryon
Reflect
(Wall)
Bounces spell off of target back at enemy party. Asura, Zeromus EG, Sandy, Baigan, Deathmask, Master Flan, Proto Deathmask, Platinum Toad, Golden Toad
Regenerate Revives all KO'd allies. Master Flan
Reraise
(Recover)
(Arise)
Revives one fallen enemy. Amoeba, Cindy
Restore
(Heal
(Medic)
(Panacea)
Removes all bad statuses from party. Dr. Lugae
Retreat Escape from battle. Captain, General, Amoeba, Mors, Lunar Virus, Platinum Toad
Stone Touch
(Ray)
(Finger Tip)
Inflicts Gradual Petrify. Medusa, Gorgon, Barbariccia, Geryon
Reversal Gas Inflicts Reverse on all party members and enemies. Dr. Lugae (3D only)

S Edit

Name Description Enemy
Samba de Flan
(Dancing)
Inflicts Berserk. Flan Princess
Scorch
(Glare)
Major Fire-elemental damage. Brachioraidos, Flamehound, Rubicante, Lunar Ifrit, Crystal Dragon
Self-Destruct
(Explode)
Deals damage equal to remaining HP. Balloon, Bomb, Armored Fiend, Gray Bomb, Katsuhisa Higuchi, Left Arm, Right Arm, Barnabas, Barnabas-Z, Melt Bomb
Shell Iron Giant
Silence
(Mute)
Prevents target from using spells. Scarmiglione, Sorceress
Slap 1/3 chance of Paralyze, Silence, or Curse. Lilith, Hiromi Nakada
Sleep Inflicts Sleep. Hiroyuki Ito
Sleeping Gas
(Gas)
(Sleep Gas)
Inflicts Sleep to the party. Counter to physical damage. Dr. Lugae, Lunar Dragon
Slow Reduces target's speed. Lunar Dragon, Sorceress
Stone Gaze
(Petrify)
Inflicts Gradual Petrify. Black Lizard, Basilisk, Ice Lizard, Catoblepas, Lunar Titan
Stop Inflicts Stop. Crystal Dragon
Summon
(Call)
Calls a monster into the battle. Golbez calls Shadow Dragon. Marionetteer, Sorcerer, Summoner, Mist Summoner, Golbez

T Edit

Name Description Enemy
Target
(Search)
Target does not do anything. It is only used by Trap Door to warn the player that it's about to use Ninth Dimension. Trap Door
Thermal Ray
(Heat Ray)
Inflicts major Fire-elemental damage to the party. Red Dragon
Thundara
(Lit-2)
(Bolt2)
Moderate Lightning elemental damage. Zeromus EG, Golbez, Mindy, Ramuh
Thundaga
(Lit-3)
(Bolt3)
Heavy Lightning-elemental damage. Lunar Ramuh, Lunar Asura, Li'l Murderer, Dark Sage, Master Flan, Sahagin Prince, Echidna
Thunder
(Lit-1)
(Bolt1)
Minor Lightning-elemental damage. Scarmiglione, Tiny Mage, Skeleton
Toad Inflicts and/or removes the Toad status. Zeromus EG, Lunar Asura, Bog Toad, Bog Witch, Toadgre, Platinum Toad, Golden Toad, Brachioraidos
Tongue
(Lick)
Inflicts damage and Sleep. Naga
Tornado
(Weak)
(Wind)
Reduces a target's HP to single digits. Dark Elf, Dark Sage, Belphegor (3D version), Chaos Knight, Strato Avis
Tsunami
(Wave)
Heavy Water-elemental damage to the party. (Can inflict instant death in the 3D version). Cagnazzo, Flood Worm

W Edit

Name Description Enemy
Whirlwind
(Tornado)
Minor non-elemental damage. Storm Dragon, Sand Worm
Whirl
(Weak)
(Wall)
Same as the Black Magic spell Tornado, but is more effective. Used as a counter to Holy-elemental attacks. Zeromus, Zeromus EG, Ogopogo (3D only)
Wing Scales Inflicts Blind. Eyewing Moth, Hellflapper

Z Edit

Name Description Enemy
Zantetsuken
(Odin)
Extreme non-elemental damage to the party. Odin, Lunar Odin

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